First milestone of UCS 4.2 Released

We are very pleased to present the first milestone of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.2. The milestone is for our system house and technology partners, app providers and interested parties, who want to take a first look at the upcoming release of UCS. This milestone provides a preview of the new UCS portal, which makes […]

Brief Introduction: Differences of the Cloud Services IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

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Summer time is conference time in the IT world and anyone going to one or more of these events hears about the latest developments in cloud computing, wondering sometimes how to keep up with the sheer number of cloud services acronyms used in this industry. So let us disentangle the secret code of cloud computing […]

How to Install Open Source SuiteCRM and Empower Sales

The core sales tool for every business in our increasingly data-centric world is customer relationship management (CRM). Your sales benefits greatly from CRM by collecting the best data of your leads. Likewise, marketing and general business planning also profit a lot from having the right information about customers and potentials. Using easy, web-based CRM tools, […]

OX in a Box: A Self-Contained Open-Xchange Environment for Containers and Virtual Machines

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Container technologies like Docker make it possible for service providers to easily offer separated, private environments containing Open-Xchange and other services at a low footprint. But usually management of these services is a challenge. Univention provides a complete open environment to run and manage Open-Xchange inside Docker and popular hypervisors. This includes life-cycle, patch and […]

Secure Operation of Existing Applications in the Corporate Environment with Open Source Tools

Last year I submitted my Master’s thesis titled “Secure Operation of Existing Applications in the Corporate Environment with Open Source Tools”, and successfully earned my degree in IT from Bremen University of Applied Sciences. My research focused in particular on the differences and the security-related advantages/disadvantages of server virtualization compared with operating system virtualization, which […]

Univention App Center Provider Portal

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In the new App Center Provider Portal we have now developed an extremely convenient and contemporary tool for software providers looking to include their solutions in the Univention App Center and subsequently maintain them. The App Center is already home to more than 90 different apps developed for use in business IT, including groupware, ERP, […]

Introduction to the Univention App Catalog & UCS Appliances

The Univention App Center is an integrated part of UCS, our Open Source server and IT management software. With the integrated App Center UCS provides a central platform for the provision and integration of numerous enterprise applications. Find more infomation on the App Center and all available appliances at App Catalog. In the following video we introduce […]

Release 4.1-4 Supports French and Includes Latest Samba Software

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With UCS 4.1-4 we released the fourth patchlevel release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). According to UCS wide-spread use on a global scale, the installation wizard and the UCS management system now also support the French language. On a technical scale, we focused on the improvement of UCS’ robustness, speed, and performance, particularly in large […]

Brief Introduction: Docker

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Docker has been one of the buzzwords in recent years. Containers in itself are nothing new in the Linux world, and anyone using a shared web space is almost certainly using some container implementation. Docker, however, provides management interfaces and isolation mechanisms that make Docker containers more attractive to use in enterprise environments than any […]

Digital Opportunities in Education Simply Too Good to Waste

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What is the current situation? Compared with other developed countries, Germany’s pupils, teachers, and curricula are lagging far behind in terms of digital education and media skills. The German Minister for Education, Johanna Wanka, has identified two principal reasons for this, which will now be addressed in the new DigitalPakt#D strategy. One the one hand […]